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Is it permitted to punch a Nazi? Consult the internet Talmud. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| January 23, 2020

In the midst of President Donald Trumps inauguration three years ago, well-groomed white supremacist spokesman and coiner of the term alt-right Richard Spencer was standing on a street corner explaining to a skeptical detractor that he is not a Nazi when an anonymous hero ran up and punched Spencer in the face. Video of the incident went viral after it was shared on Twitter, and a still-ongoing debate between delighted leftists and scandalized centrists was born: Is it OK to punch a Nazi in the face

Two ultra-Orthodox young women jump to their deaths in Jerusalem – The Jerusalem Post

| January 23, 2020

One of the two young cousins who jumped to their deaths from the top of a Jerusalem building overnight Sunday may have been sexually abused by a relative, Channel 12 reported Tuesday.Hani Solish, 19, from Netanya, and Sarah Klapman, 24, from Jerusalem, jumped from the top of the Mercaz Sapir building in Givat Shaul. The young women, both members of the Chabad movement, were found by Magen David Adom paramedics.They left behind a suicide note explaining why they wanted to die.Channel 12 said that the relative who had abused one of the girls was arrested and convicted for abuse, and sentenced to service.

The four words of redemption Rabbi Berel Wein – Arutz Sheva

| January 23, 2020

Rabbi Berel Wein Rabbi Berel Wein is a noted scholar, historian, speaker and educator, admired the world over for his audio tapes/CDs, videos and books, particularly on Jewish history. This weeks Torah reading contains the four famous words of redemption that signal the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt. Much has been made over the centuries as to the meaning and implication of each of these four Hebrew verbs.

The BroadsheetDAILY ~ News of Lower Manhattan ~ 1/23/20 – ebroadsheet.com

| January 23, 2020

Asking for the Millennium City Announces Agreement to Expand FiDis Millennium High School City Council member Margaret Chin (center), Community Board 1s Youth and Education chair Tricia Joyce (center left) and Millennium High School principal Colin McEvoy (right) look on as the Citys Schools Chancellor, Richard Carranza, announces that the school will expand to an additional floor (now under construction). On January 15, jubilant elected officials, community leaders, and education officials toured the new space into which the Financial Districts Millennium High School (MHS) will expand over the next two years.

Which are the oldest cities in the world? – Telegraph.co.uk

| January 23, 2020

Of all the sorts of travel available these days - slow, fast, staycation, voluntourism, and the rest - there remains one format all but out of reach. Time travel

The Jew who worked for the Nazis and hunted down refugees in WWII Greece – The Times of Israel

| January 23, 2020

THE CONVERSATION via AP I learned a lesson when conducting research for my recently published book, Family Papers: a Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century. I had discovered the story of a young Jewish man forgotten to history until now, a story that taught me that neither cultural affiliation nor family history is a reliable predictor of future behavior. In short, identity is not destiny, and all of us can fall prey to the tides of history.

Good Scholarship to Promote Jewish Unity: The Institute For Jewish Ideas and Ideals – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| January 23, 2020

By JLNJ Staff | January 23, 2020 (Courtesy of Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals) The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals promotes an intellectually vibrant and inclusive Jewish vision to the broader community. Based on an unwavering commitment to the Torah tradition and to the Jewish people, it fosters an appreciation of legitimate diversity within Orthodoxy.

Yes, exclusion of women in Jewish Studies is still a problem – Jewish Journal

| January 23, 2020

To The Editor: The Forward recently published an article by Marcin Wodzinski that was framed as a response to an article we wrote for the Forward more than a year ago about womens underrepresentation in our field of Jewish Studies.

Jeff Goldblum, Terry Gross and Marc Maron get emotional tracing their Jewish heritage on ‘Finding Your Roots’ – JTA News

| January 23, 2020

(JTA) The latest episode of PBS celebrity genealogy show Finding Your Roots was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled Beyond the Pale a reference to the Pale of Settlement, the region of what was then Imperial Russia where many Ashkenazi Jews have roots the episode that aired Tuesday night explored the family trees of actor Jeff Goldblum, NPR host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron. As host Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Kres Mersky’s one-woman play ‘The Life and Times of A. Einstein’ is performed one night only at Caltech – Pasadena Weekly

| January 23, 2020

For a brief time, Albert Einstein was a winter bird, flying to the comfortable climes of Pasadena for three winters, 1931, 1932 and 1933. He stayed the second and third time at Caltechs Athenaeum at what is now known as the Einstein Suite


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